Prescription Shooting Glasses and Sunglasses
Prescription Shooting Glasses, Sunglasses and Tactical or Hunting Eyewear from ADS Sports Eyewear use a state-of-the-art Rx lens surfacing method called Free-Form digital design that have the highest level of optical accuracy throughout each lens so you can spot your target everytime. You are guaranteed to have the best possible vision and protection with every pair of prescription shooting glasses from ADS Sports Eyewear whether they be for competition target shooting, recreational shooting, hunting, or military applications.
Superior Eye Protection For Shooting
Any serious shooter knows that the name of the game safety and protection. All of the frames that we recommend provide full coverage with wrapped frames that curve around your face, protecting from hazardous elements like bullet casings and other debris.
Rx Lens Materials for Prescription Shooting Glasses
All of our Rx lenses for prescription shooting glasses are made of unbreakable polycarbonate or Trivex material, so the lenses will exceed the ANSI or MIL SPEC safety standards of the frame you choose. More information can be found at each category below, along with even more information about your Rx lens options at the bottom of the page.
Rx Lens Colors for Prescription Shooting Sunglasses
When customizing the lenses for your Rx shooting glasses, remember that contrast is key! Base colors like yellow, orange, brown, or copper are going to make your environment 'pop' more allowing you to recognize targets and changes in texture much quicker.
Progressive and Inverted Progressive Shooting Lenses
Different types of shooting calls for different types of progressive lenses for some shooters. We can customize progressive bi-focals that go on the bottom, or the top of your lenses depending on your personal preference. Give us a call and we can talk about fully customizing your glasses for your style.
More about all of these shooting glasses topics can be found at the bottom of this page!
Once you select one of the shooting glasses from above, you'll be taken to a page where you select your lens options including lens material, tint, and coatings. The following is meant to prepare you for those decisions.
The most important thing to know about our prescription shooting glasses:
Not all prescription lenses are created equal. We only use the best lens design on the market for any of our prescription sunglasses. The design we use compensates for the curve of wrapped, sports frame, sunglasses by recalculating your prescription at every point on the back of each lens including the peripheral zones. This new lens technology is called Digital Free-Form Surfacing. This is not to be confused with just plain old Digital Surfacing.
The 'Digital' aspect of each of these methods simply means that computer aided machinery surfaced and edged the lenses. However, this is not enough to provide you with the best experience because it only surfaces your prescription once in each lens. The 'Free-Form' aspect is where the real magic comes in. The Free-Form process starts by putting your prescription right in the center of each lens where it belongs, but then recalculates for every point on the back of the lens based on how far away your eyes are from the lenses, the angle at which you might view from that distance, and also the tilt of the lenses. Free-Form technology is the absolute best prescription lens option available on the market, and we have been strictly dealing with it since its release.
This new lens technology has only been around for a few years, and most companies out there are not yet investing in it in order to save themselves money. Our number one goal at ADS Sports Eyewear is to provide the best possible experience, at the lowest possible price. The fact that we use this technology in 99% of our eyewear, we are able to get it at a better price than any local shop in your area, or any other site on the internet. If you find a better price on the Shamir Autograph Lens Design, we will match it and beat it by 10%.
We encourage anyone to call if you have any more questions about this technology, but you can also read more about it by clicking here. The benefits of Free-Form technology for a precision activity like shooting can not be overstated.
Lens Materials for Prescription Shooting Glasses:
Polycarbonate and Trivex are the only acceptable materials to use when making prescription shooting glasses lenses because they are unbreakable. The animations below show how the materials hold up against a 500 gram missle being fired into the center of a lens blank. We included the lens material CR-39 (plastic), which is used everyday eyeglasses, to show you how vulnerable you are if you are shooting with your regular rx eyeglasses.
|CR-39 - Destroyed||Polycarbonate - Intact but damaged||Trivex - Intact, barely damaged|
Trivex lenses are the #1 recommended material for prescription shooting glasses. It is stronger, lighter, and provides better optics than polycarbonate. Trivex is especially better when viewing targets through an optical scope because it relays a truer image. Polycarbonate is still an acceptable material in terms of optics and strength, Trivex is just better.
Best Lens Tints for Prescription Shooting Glasses:
We can tint your lenses any color, or leave them clear for indoor or night shooting. We can also make them as Transitions lenses that darken when there is more sun light, and become more transparent when it gets darker. Note: All clear or transitions lenses should be made with an Anti-Reflective coating to eliminate double vision of light sources in the lens, or 'halo effect'.
|Grey||12-15% VLT||Provides the truest color. Ideal for people who are light sensitive, or shooting in bright sunlight conditions.||Grey is best used in bright, outdoor, lighting conditions or people with light sensitive eyes.|
|12-15% VLT||Light reducing, high contrast lens.||Great all-around color. Provides lots of contrast. For medium to bright light conditions. Great for hunting, clay shooting, and target shooting.|
|Rose||28-32% VLT||Maximizes an objects definition and enhances depth and perception.||Amber or Rose lenses are ideal for low light or cloudy days. Amber is a favorite amongst skeet shooters, and deep woods hunters.|
|Yellow||68% VLT||Block out blue light, such as light on a cloudy day. Help to create a more detailed line of vision. Enhances greens and yellows.||Best suited for indoor range shooting. It makes things feel brighter, but does not add as much contrast as a persimmon lens.|
|Persimmon||55% VLT||Combines the advantages of Light Copper & Yellow lenses. Copper sharpens contrast, yellow brightens the field of vision.||For low to medium lighting conditions or indoor shooting. The contrast of this lens will make targets pop more in indoor shooting settings, or darker hunting environments.|
|Clear||98% VLT||Provides 100% protection from harmful UVA/B/C rays. Provides no contrast.||Clear lenses are best worn at night, low light hunting environments, and indoor shooting ranges. Be sure to add an Anti-Reflective coating to any clear lens.|
Lens Coatings for Prescription Shooting Sunglasses:
If you are wanting clear lenses or transitions lenses that go from clear to a dark color with the presence of more light, you always want to add an Anti-Reflective coating to your lenses. The AR coating will prevent reflections within the lens that create a 'starburst or halo effect' around lights in your vision. The coating also prevents light from bouncing off the outside of your lenses and hiding your eyes from those you might be talking to. Those that shoot indoors will really appreciate the extra investment of an AR coating.
These before (left) and after (right) pictures show what an AR coat will do for your Rx shooting glasses.